the high jump

noun

: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to jump over a bar high above the ground
He won the gold medal in the high jump.

Examples of the high jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Birmingham senior Deshawn Banks is the City favorite in the high jump after winning the event at Arcadia and Mt. SAC earlier this spring. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 Junior Matthew Boughton of Colleyville Covenant Christian took home Gold in the high jump, and earned Gold in the Long Jump. Mike Waters, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 May 2024 Deshawn Banks of Birmingham won the high jump at 6-10. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2024 Devin Loudermilk, a KU junior from Howard, Kansas, won the high jump (2.16 meters) and Cale Littrell, a sophomore from Columbia, Missouri, topped the men’s 3000 steeplechase (9:06.56). Gary Bedore, Kansas City Star, 21 Apr. 2024 Mater Dei’s Brandon Gorski, the county leader in the high jump (6-8) and long jump (23-11.75) is entered in both events for Saturday. Steve Fryer, Orange County Register, 12 Apr. 2024 Weaver and Emmanuel both cleared personal-bests of 6-9 1/2 in the high jump. Bob Holt, arkansasonline.com, 24 Feb. 2024 Summer Young, Menlo School track and field: Young, a senior, cleared five feet, eight inches in the high jump at the St. Francis Invitational to break her own school record of 5-5 set last season. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 One of her American teammates, Erik Kynard Jr., competed in the high jump at the London Games. Jeré Longman, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024

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“The high jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20high%20jump. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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